Local fishing report (July 16)


▪ Look For | Flounder, red drum, spotted seatrout, black drum, sheepshead.

▪ Comments | Capt. Shannon Currie of Catch-1 Charters in Murrells Inlet has had success with over-slot red drum and flounder in the creeks of the inlet this week. Currie has used menhaden and cut mullet to catch the reds, which were in the 26-37 inch range. South Carolina’s slot limit for red drum is 15-23 inches and three fish per person. Currie also has landed flounder on finger mullet. ``It’s been decent, the bite’s been fair,’’ said Currie, who noted action at the Murrells Inlet jetties has been slow. Flounder action can be excellent, as Capt. Jason Burton of Fly Girl Charters in Murrells Inlet produced 20 keepers in four hours on a Tuesday trip.